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The aluminum tube is usually used in our life.We can get it in a variety of industries.For most people, the term “tube” brings to mind a long, cylindrical shaped object. And the round tube shape is typically the configuration of tubing. In the aerospace industry, however, metal tubing can also be square or rectangular.
The article contains following；
1,How strong is aluminum tube?
2,Where is the aluminum tube applied for?
3,The most important features of aluminum tube
The answer is dependent on several factors such as diameter, wall thickness, alloy and finish. A straight comparison to another common product, steel tube, can provide some context, however.
“The strength of any material can be described by a physical parameter known as Young’s modulus of elasticity, measured in force per unit area. This parameter can be used to assess the strength of aluminum and steel tubing.At 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Young’s modulus of elasticity for aluminum is 10 million pounds per square inch (psi). Young’s modulus of elasticity for steel, regardless of its type, is around 30 million psi. This effectively means that steel tubing is three times stronger than aluminum tubing of the same dimensions.”However, a length of steel tube is about three times heavier than an aluminum tube of the same length and dimensions. In order for that aluminum tube to have the same bending strength as its steel counterpart the walls of the aluminum tubing would need to be three times thicker than the steel tubing. This would remove any weight advantage typically looked for in using aluminum parts.When it comes to aluminum tube, shape is also a determining factor in overall strength. For example, round tube is stronger than square tube of an equal length and weight, In addition, round tube has a higher resistance to both flex and torsional twisting than square tube for a given weight.
Aluminum tube is used in a variety of industries and by hobbyists, for various DIY projects and assorted manufacturing and construction fields. In addition, it is extensively used in the aerospace industry.
A good example is 6061-T6 aluminum tubing that is a commonly used in the aircraft/aerospace industry because of its strength, weldability, and ease of machining. Most all aluminum tubing can be furnace brazed and welded by all types of welding.
Aluminum and aluminum alloys are the most commonly used metals in the aerospace industry for a variety of reasons. Its relatively low cost, light-weight, and machinability are among the primary reasons for its widespread use.
Aluminum is non-sparking, non-magnetic, electrically and thermally conductive, and chemically resistant. In addition to the aircraft industry, it is also popular in construction and marine applications due to its ease of fabrication, non-toxicity, strength, and corrosion resistance in industrial and marine environments.
Anodizing aluminum increases its corrosion resistant properties and allows for iridescent finishes in a variety of colors. Because some alloys can be slightly corrosive, they are cladded with a thin layer of aluminum for added protection.
For the most part, the two fabrications tasks needed for aluminum tubing is bending and connecting.
When it comes to bending tubes, there are three main factors to be considered:
Some aluminum alloys, the 3xxx, 5xxx, and 6xxx series for example, have a higher degree of formability than others, making them good materials for bending. Often, higher formability alloys also have lower strength.
(2). Thickness and Bend Radius
Aluminum, like other metals, “work-hardens” during the bending process, which means that it gets stronger and harder as it’s formed. However, If the radius is too small compared with the